WHAT WE DOGetting your charges expunged

Criminal charges can have a serious detrimental impact on your life, even if the charges against you are ultimately dismissed.

Having an arrest on you record could limit your ability to find a job, gain admission to a school, or to obtain housing. Having your record expunged can help you to avoid these negative consequences.

You may be eligible for an expungement if:

  • You were convicted of a misdemeanor before you reached the age of 18
  • You were convicted of misdemeanor possession of alcohol before you reached the age of 21
  • Your case was dismissed, or you were found not guilty
  • It has been fifteen years since you were convicted of a crime

If you were accused or arrested for a crime, even if you weren’t convicted, your information will remain on public record for anyone to view. Even if your case was dismissed, society will hold these accusations against you. Having your record expunged seals a case that has been dismissed from the public record.

Because our office is web savvy, your expungement is not complete until we do a thorough web search to ferret out remove any record of your arrest that may be hiding on the web.

If a past accusation or arrest is keeping you from living the life that you want, contact attorney Ronald J. Shook to inquire about having your record expunged. Our office will complete all of the necessary paperwork needed to clear your record.

The Law Offices of
Ronald J. Shook

121 E. Main Ave, Gastonia NC 28052


Attorney Ronald J. Shook provides clients at our firm with strong, competent representation based on hard work, determination, and a desire to do the right thing.

Our mission is to take the weight off of our clients’ shoulders, and handle their concerns so that they can get on with their lives.


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